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RCM: Grade 1 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 1 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them.

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2-Octave C Major Scale: Piano Tutorial

Today’s video is a quick C major scale tutorial, and how to transform 1-octave scales (which we’ve learned up until this point) into 2-octave scales. This is appropriate for around level 1 piano. We’re still going to keep it hands separate – all things in good time!

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How to play E major scale on Piano

Hello! Today’s video is on the E major scale and how to play it. This scale is only one octave, so suited to beginners. As always, you can find the sheet music from the video below.

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How to play A Major Scale

  Howdy! Next in our beginner scales series is A major scale. This one has three sharps, so there’s a little more to watch out for – but the finger pattern is simple (just like C major scale and some of the other basic ones).

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D minor scale – Natural and Harmonic

[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHIOTw4MB3U[/embedyt] Howdy! Today’s quick video is on D natural minor/harmonic minor scale. In this video, we’ll look at the 1-octave version of the scale, just to get a feel for it and the key signature. Enjoy!

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How to play E minor scale: Natural and Harmonic

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnmyeJlY6G4[/embedyt] Hello folks! Just a quick video today on playing E minor scale in a couple different versions (natural minor and harmonic minor). In the video, I discuss the scale and all the technical details, then play each through twice – once at a moderate tempo, and once fast. Enjoy!

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How to Play D Major Scale: Beginner Piano

    Quick video for you guys today! Sheet music for D major scale D Major Scale As usual, we’re starting with 1 octave scales – as we progress, they will begin to get more difficult.

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How to play A Harmonic Minor Scale

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLOKD6g4xdk[/embedyt] G’day! In a previous video, we talked about the theory behind harmonic minor scales – if you missed that, definitely click the link to get all caught up!  Today we’ll look at how to play an A harmonic minor scale – nice and simple and short.

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A Natural Minor Scale: Beginner Piano

      Hey folks! Today is a short and sweet video on how to play A natural minor scale.  It’s nice and simple, and for now we’re working on just one octave, hands separate – what’s REALLY important is that you start getting acquainted with all the different key signatures, both major and minor,…

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What is a Harmonic Minor Scale?

Hello! Harmonic minor scales are definitely my favorite type of scale – the harmonic minor scale.  I mean, major scales are nice and all, but there’s something so spicy and mysterious about harmonic minors, and it has everything to do with that raised 7th!  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, definitely check out…

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